Matthews spent 15 years in politics, working in the White House for four years under President Jimmy Carter as a Presidential speechwriter, as the top aide to Speaker of the House Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill, Jr. for six years and in the U.S. Senate for five years on the staffs of Senator Frank Moss (Utah) and Senator Edmund Muskie (Maine).
Does MSNBC want to accentuate Matthews’ Democratic street cred?
STEWART: So you’re suggesting that the key to success for people is, even if no one believes a word you say, you can be successful.
…what will Stewart make of this Matthews quote:
“I really do take on people with power,” he said. “Deceit is what drives me crazy, either by Bill Clinton or the hawks in this administration.”